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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning

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5 Things Transgender Youth Need
Much of the literature about how to best serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth lumps them all together. Although these youth face similar struggles and challenges, transgender (or gender non-conforming) youth require special services to ensure they feel safe and included. Learn more about best practices to specifically serve transgender youth.

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NCFY Reports: Serving Transgender Youth
Young people who identify as transgender experience high rates of family and community rejection. That, compounded with growing up in a world that typically sees people as male or female, means that transgender youth arrive at youth-serving agencies with substantial trauma histories. In addition to providing a welcoming and safe environment, it’s important that staff understand the experiences of transgender youth and their unique service needs.

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New Toolkit Helps Providers Prepare Transgender Youth for Employment
Learn everything you need to know about job readiness for gender non-confirming youth.

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From the National Runaway Safeline: Jack's Runaway Teen Story
A young man kicked out of his home for being gay reaches out to the Family and Youth Services Bureau's national communication system for runaway and homeless youth.

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Spreading Your Message with Pride
Pride Month is a great opportunity to welcome LGBTQ families and youth, and to showcase your organization's message.

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In Their Own Words: Youth Sex Work and Trafficking
We share one young person's perspective.

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Free Curriculum Helps Youth Prevent Suicide Among Their LGBTQ Peers
The Trevor Project shares resources to help youth workers train peer "lifeguards."

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From the National Runaway Safeline: Marco’s Story of Child Abuse
A young man facing troubles at home reaches out to the Family and Youth Services Bureau's national communication system for runaway and homeless youth.

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Demonstration Project Supports Transitional Living Programs Working with LGBTQ Youth, Young Adults Who Left Foster Care After Age 18
The newly announced demonstration project will provide approximately eight awards of up to $625,000 each.

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